The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to report that for the first time since the inception of the Wreaths Across America program, on December 16, 2017, a Holiday Wreath was placed on every gravesite at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. The Patriot Guard Riders, along with several thousand community volunteers respectfully placed those wreaths, but much more importantly, took the time to honor and remember over 11,000 of our fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen resting in that place of honor.

We wish to sincerely thank everyone who made that goal a reality, particularly those who contributed via the PGRNY “Three For Two” program. Through that program, fully 100% of your contribution went toward the sponsorship of wreaths, with a total of almost 3,800 wreaths (over 1/3 of the total) provided….a truly outstanding effort.

Now that the bar has been set, we look forward to achieving that goal each and every year going forward, and we are confident that with your generous help and support, we can do just that. Once again, our heartfelt thanks for honoring and remembering our fallen heroes.

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HOTH Mission

Veteran Suicide Prevention Awareness Event

Ontario, New York - 16 Sep 2017


ABOUT THE MISSION:

Fellow PGR Members -

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and the Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to take part in a Veterans Suicide Prevention Awareness event.

We have been requested to stand a flag line during the presentation of Colors, National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance. This will be a short event and everyone is welcome to attend.

Suicide is a national health problem that currently ranks as the 2nd leading cause of death not only in our veterans, but in all walks of life. Suicide is also one of the leading causes of Preventable death in our nation. Learn how to read the signs. There will be guest veteran speakers, Information tables, live music by John Akers, food and more.


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 16 Sep 2017
Primary Staging Time: 09:15 A.M.

American Legion Post #428
6180 Knickerbocker Road
Ontario, New York - 14519


Ride Captain:

Daniel Ritz
dritz003@rochester.rr.com
(315)690-9741


Special Instructions:
Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.


Submitted By: Daniel Ritz
Position: Ride Captain

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only. The ROC HOTH Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month unless otherwise posted.

Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call.  You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.

PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal

 

Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

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